Fall Prevention for Seniors in San Marcos, CA and Nearby Areas
It is natural to be concerned about the welfare of an aging parent or other family who lives alone. Many families worry about the possibility of a loved one falling. Because of their diminished strength, eyesight, mobility, and general decline in health, seniors are at increased risk for injury from falls. Making sure a senior loved one has the necessary support to keep safe and prevent falls is vital when they choose to age in place at home.
Your elderly loved one's risk of fall-related injuries—including hospitalization, loss of independence, permanent disability, or death—can be decreased with the help of Visiting Angels of North County's Safe and Steady® fall prevention program. Since 2004, our team has been providing a wide variety of options for in-home senior assistance to help older adults in San Marcos, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, and surrounding towns in San Diego County's North County region remain safe as they live their golden years at home.
Call 760-736-9934 to learn how our caregivers can help your loved one stay safe!
How Falls Can Impact Seniors in San Marcos and Surrounding Areas in North County
Elderly people are at a higher risk of fall-related injuries than the general population, with one-third of all seniors experiencing a serious fall annually. The elderly are more likely to suffer serious injuries as a result of falls. Many of these injuries can lead to debilitating disabilities or even death. Preventing falls is an important aspect of aging in place since, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among seniors and may make it difficult for them to continue living independently.
Hip fractures in particular are quite dangerous. It may take up to a year for a hip fracture to heal, and there is a significant risk of complications that might be life-threatening. Transitional care may be necessary for seniors who experience a hip fracture. Many seniors lose their independence after a hip fracture because they rarely fully heal.
There are numerous factors that can increase a senior's chance of falling and injuring themselves, including:
- Vision and hearing loss
- Diminished strength and mobility
- Poor balance and coordination
- Cognitive issues
- Side effects from medications
Fortunately, the vast majority of falls are preventable. Hiring a caregiver from Visiting Angels of North County to provide in-home senior assistance may help reduce the risk of falls for your loved one.
Seniors should age in place where they feel safest, happiest, and most comfortable—at home. Preventing falls is an essential part of aging in place due to the high incidence of these accidents among the elderly. Because of this, the prevention of falls is an important task that our home care specialists are responsible for.
How In-Home Senior Assistance from Visiting Angels Can Help Older Adults in San Marcos and Nearby Areas Stay Safe
For seniors, major falls occur in or around the home in at least 75 percent of cases. That's why it's crucial to think about possibilities for professional in-home senior assistance for an older loved one; doing so can help prevent most falls. Visiting Angels of North County's Safe and Steady fall prevention program may help make it less likely for your loved one to slip, trip, or fall at home.
Our caregivers can help your loved one stay safe by:
- Helping them get in and out of bed and from room to room
- Helping them safely get in and out of the tub when bathing and showering so they don't slip
- Clearing clutter from stairs and walkways so your loved one doesn't trip over anything
- Preparing healthy meals and snacks to maintain your loved one's strength
- Ensuring your loved one takes their medication on time and watching out for possible side effects
- Making sure your loved one doesn't wander off if they're living with dementia
- Ensuring hallways are well lit if your loved one needs to get up at night
Visiting Angels of North County is here to ensure the safety of your loved one and provide them with the in-home senior assistance they need to enjoy their golden years in the comfort of their own home. Our home care services are flexible enough to accommodate your loved one's schedule and specific requirements, so they may get the fall prevention solutions they need whenever it's most convenient for them.
Get Started with Fall Prevention from Visiting Angels of North County
If in-home senior assistance sounds like the right solution for your loved one, we're here to help you get started with arranging care. Our in-home consultations give you the opportunity to discuss the level of care your loved one needs and ask any questions you may have about our home care services. Our coordinators will work with you to put together a customized care plan, help you find the right caregiver, and make the process of setting up in-home senior care simple.
Contact our San Marcos, CA office today to get started!
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